Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Haloween, Ski Season and the Asian Tour

This time last year, we were still enjoying lovely warm fall weather, waiting with abated breath for the first snow fall.

This year, we had our first heavy dump of snow just days before Halloween, causing everyone to bundle up for "Trick or Treating".

Melissa, Art, little Hanna and Kyle joined us for Haloween this year. This neighbourhood is perfect for Trick or Treating, and we joined all the other little kiddies for Trick or Treat. Most of the homes were all made up with Halloween decorations. Kyle and Hanna collected a big bag of sweeties and were loving every moment. Chris and I dressed up, I was a scary purple, Frankenstien lady. Chris wore a ugly, scary mask.

Lot's of wine, feast of burgers and great company, what a grea Halloween, our first in our new home.

My "Scary" Hallween decorations.

Madam Frankenstien

With Chris finishing up at Wells fargo, we decided to get away for the weekend before he started his new job at Integer.

We drove up to Winter Park Ski resort, and stayed in a amazing place, Fraser Crossing, a brand new Condo building in Winter Park Village.

Amazing Denver Sunset

Leaving the city skyline of Denver behind.

Chris and I decided to go on a long hike in the Arapahoe Reserve. The trail was snowy and icy, but really beautiful. I was really enjoying it, until I started getting paranoid about getting lost, not having seeing a human being with two hours of our hike. What is we get lost, in the forest overnight, wild bears, mountain lions, and hypothermia. Of course Chris thought this was very funny.

We finally made it back to our car, very grateful for a warm car and knowing I would not spend the night freezing to death!

The view from our balcony of the village and ski slopes

Snow blowers working hard for opening ski day

My brother Mark, who's a pro golfer for those of you who do not know, got invited to play in the HSBC tournament on the Asian Tour.

He had a great time and even got to practice next to some of the golfing greats, Tiger Woods and the likes. Ahhh, what a hard life (-:

Pssst, notice Tiger just 3 behind Mark

Well done Murl!

I have started my job at SAP this week. I accepted an amazing offer to join the SAP Sustainability and Clean Tech Team. I will be looking after the West Coast, so I guess I'm back to travelling. It is exciting and it's great to be part of such a wonderful initiative, working hard to keep the planet clean and healthy.

Chris is enjoying his job at Integer, and has spoiled himself with a new car, a silver Toyota FJ Cruiser. This is a amazing car and can handle any terrain, it especially came in hand this weekend, with all the icy and snowy conditions.

Well, that's a short and sweet update from me.